Photo by John LaBorde - Historian
The main watersheds include the Arickaree and Republican Rivers in the northern part and the Big Sandy, Rush, and Horse Creeks in the south. Sandy & Rush Creeks ultimately drain into the Arkansas River.
Aside from nomadic Indian tribes and rare Spanish incursions, the first human visitors to this area were hopeful prospectors crossing by the thousands en route to the gold strikes in the Pikes Peak region. The old Smoky Hill Trail runs just north of Hugo and wagon ruts remain visible in some places. (Read more...)
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Tours R Us! - Our Museums await your visit!
Let us custom design a group tour of local museums for your scouts, church groups, senior centers and other community organizations and you can visit some of the great spots in Lincoln County for as little as $1 per person. We’ll plan a fun filled excursion for your group complete with guided tours, picturesque stopovers and lunch accommodations. Some of the sites you’ll see include the Lincoln County Museum, the Limon Heritage Museum and Railroad Park, the Genoa Tower, Off the Beaten Trail geocaching sites, some of the areas the best little antique shops, the Hugo Roundhouse and more!
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